TFNation 2020 confirms the attendance of Dreamwave and IDW Transformers comics artist James Raiz!
He was part of the original pitches to Hasbro to obtain the license, and when Dreamwave succeeded, he was the main artist on comics such as Transformers: Armada and Energon. He is known for his extremely detailed work and darker shades of inking, and was brought back to the comics once IDW had the license, providing cover art for the previous narrative continuity and eventually working on interiors for one issue of Maximum Dinobots and one of More Than Meets the Eye, kicking off the Dark Cybertron story arc.
Raiz joins an all-star roster of guests including Andy Couzens (former Hasbro designer, development and product manager), Jim Sorenson (Transformers writer, archivist and historian), Transformers (2019) series author Brian Ruckley, Kei Zama (artist), Nick Roche (writer and artist), John-Paul Bove (writer, artist, and colorist), Sumalee Montano (Transformers Prime Arcee’s voice), the legendary Peter Cullen (voice of Optimus Prime), Sarah Stone (IDW’s first Transformers series artist), Beth McGuire-Smith, Anna Malkova (artists for IDW’s Transformers (2019) comics), Jack Lawrence (Transformers: Lost Light artist), James Roberts (Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye and Lost Light writer), Lee Sullivan (original artist from the days of Marvel’s UK Transformers run), & Tania Gunadi (voice actor for Bulkhead’s best buddy Miko Nakadai) at Europe’s largest Transformers convention.
Scheduled for August 14-16, 2020, the convention happens at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole and updated information about Ticket Release Day on February 15th, 2020 is available here.